January 27, 2023


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The Middle Are unable to Hold’ Jan. 27

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Possibilities’ by Monthly bill Sortino. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC Information:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Group College’s (SFCC) Visible Arts Gallery offers the exhibition, “Paintings and Poetry: The Middle Simply cannot Keep,” which opens 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

The exhibition characteristics the operate of artists Jane Shoenfeld and Invoice Sortino.

The two varied modern day artists will offer a showcase of paintings imbued with a deep connection to poetry.

“This is this sort of an enjoyable show that will resonate with artists and poets alike,” explained Linda Cassel, director of the Visible Arts Gallery. “While the artists are fairly different, they each are so gifted and focused to immersing on their own in the total artistic course of action of portray, as nicely as writing poetry.”

A workshop “Poems from Paintings” with Poet Donald Levering is scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition 1-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the SFCC Visual Arts Gallery at SFCC’s principal campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Members in this workshop will create poems in response to the paintings in this exhibition.

For numerous many years, Shoenfeld’s pastel paintings were influenced by the poems of W.B. Yeats. In latest many years, her paintings have been in reaction to her own poetry. Sortino started checking out the thought of ekphrasis by melding his appreciate of portray with his personal poetry.

Jane Shoenfeld Artist Assertion:

“For numerous a long time, I’ve developed art in response to traces from Yeats’ 1919 poem, “The Next Coming.” Browse aloud, his poem is a visionary incantation. Chanting his phrases even though painting, I invoke each the collective and my very own unconscious. Sadly, Yeats’ dark and symbolic eyesight stays related as we confront a pandemic and local weather alter. I carry on to create visual artwork in response to his darkish eyesight, to my possess goals, my have poetry and to nature’s glorious power where wind blows, water flows, space is animated and nothing at all is vacant.”

“I was to start with invited to clearly show this entire body of perform at SFCC in 2019. Given that then, the show has reworked into a collaboration involving Bill Sortino and myself. We are the two giving lifetime to worlds of photos and visuals in terms. I also have produced a e book of my poetry, alongside with pictures that will be accessible at this exhibit.”

Monthly bill Sortino Artist Assertion:

“Having lived in Santa Fe due to the fact 1982, I have absorbed this higher desert land I now get in touch with household. This hallowed floor, which stirs the soul, is why artists have cherished New Mexico for so long. Recently, I have extra my poetry to my paintings, providing an added glimpse into my creativity and opening an substitute perspective to the do the job. This process is referred to as “ekphrasis.” For me, poetry sits at the same table with nonobjective artwork and Jazz. Each is an expression of the integral space of our becoming, permitting for the acceptance of the various proportions of place and the recognition that principles of a mere three-dimensional marriage with time, limits not just our bodies, but also the never-ending union with our soul!”

See more about Jane Shoenfeld and her do the job at https://www.janeshoenfeld.com/

Also, perspective Jane Shoenfeld 2016 Video Abstracts of Mother nature at https://vimeo.com/152208063/

See more about Invoice Sortino and his art at https://www.billsortino.com/

The Santa Fe Visible Arts Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday by means of Friday on the SFCC’s primary campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.  All are welcome to pay a visit to the gallery.

Unique note: SFCC COVID customer on campus protocols involve all guests to use a mask and to social length. For extra information about the gallery, call SFCC Director of Artwork on Campus Linda Cassel at [email protected] or 505.428.1501.

‘The Middle Are unable to Hold’ by Jane Shoenfeld (in reaction to phrase from ‘The 2nd Coming’, WB Yeats) Pastel on Tinted, Sanded Paper, 28 1/8” X 20 1/8”. Courtesy/SFCC

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